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David Warner announces immediate retirement from ODI cricket ahead of farewell Test

David Warner has announced his retirement from one-day international cricket in the lead-up to his final Test match.

The veteran Australian opener said on Monday he was “comfortable” the time was right to conclude his ODI career following Australia’s World Cup triumph in India late last year.

Warner flagged the decision would create opportunities to play franchise cricket overseas and will not rule out a comeback if Australia needs an opener for the ICC Champions Trophy in 2025.

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The 37-year-old will play his final Test match against Pakistan at the SCG from Wednesday.

“I’m feeling great,” Warner said on Monday.

“It’s a great decision I think I’ve made (to retire from Test cricket). I’ve got to give back to the family and also on the back of that I think I’m definitely retiring from one-day cricket as well.

“That was something I had said through the World Cup, get through that and winning that in India is a massive achievement.

“I make that decision as well today to retire from those forms, which does allow me to play in some other leagues around the world and sort of get the one-day team moving forward a little bit.

“I know there’s a Champions Trophy coming up and if I’m playing decent cricket still in two years’ time and they need someone, I’m going to be available.”

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